We've added oncology beds
Parkview Medical Center opened six new, state-of-the-art rooms recently, part of a concerted effort to improve the treatment of cancers and tumors and provide the best patient care in Southern Colorado.
The new rooms are online and bring the total number of beds in the oncology unit to 22.
The new beds are designed in partnership with oncology physicians in the community and specifically for patients with suppressed immune systems.
Referred to as “positive pressure” rooms, they employ technology that works to keep potential germs from visitors and staff outside of their doors.
Special masks and gowns are donned before anyone enters the rooms and air blows outward from the room as the door is opened to keep airborne contaminants from coming inside.
The rooms were created to ensure that the growing needs of patients are met at Parkview Medical Center.
“Working with the great team of local oncologists, these new rooms are designed to expand Parkview’s support for inpatient oncology care needs in our community,” said Michael Baxter, Parkview chief executive officer. “These new rooms will support the growing needs of our community and support our outstanding oncology physicians.”